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200 State Street in Boston, MABoston, MA, June 17, 2013 – The 200 State Street office building located in Boston, MA, has earned LEED-EB: O&M Gold Certification.  Two Hundred State Street was built in 1985 and is owned by GLL Real Estate Partners.

This certification recognizes that 200 State Street has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures guided by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) v2009, a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Leonardo Academy was subcontracted through Enfinity Partners, the commissioning agent for 200 State Street, to be the LEED consultant supporting the successful achievement of Gold Certification.
LEED-EB Gold Certification is a prestigious rating given to existing buildings for maximizing operational efficiency and minimizing environmental impacts. Two Hundred State Street implemented many sustainability actions to achieve Gold Certification, including:

  • Purchased 100 percent of the overall building energy use with off-site green-e certified renewable energy sources.
  • Diverted 100 percent of the electronic equipment solid waste from the landfill as part of a comprehensive recycling program.
  • Documented annual emissions reduction of 2,389 tons of CO2 equivalents through Leonardo Academy’s Cleaner & Greener® Program.  This is the equivalent of removing 454 cars from the road annually.
  • Documented a 79 percent reduction in conventional commuting trips.
  • Developed multiple outreach efforts to educate and motivate -building occupants to adopt sustainable practices.
  • Incorporated 100 percent Environmentally Preferable cleaning products.
  • 200 State Street recycles approximately 53 percent of the daily ongoing waste stream.

Eleonora Karalune, Senior Property Manager for Broadway Real Estate Services, Boston, MA Region, said, “We are very proud to achieve LEED-EB: O&M Gold Certification for 200 State Street. This initial certification was an especially rewarding process for the 200 State Street property management team that ultimately made this effort a reality. Obtaining certification required a tremendous amount of research, investigation, and documentation, not to mention the commitment and support from our tenants.”

Caroline Grimaldi, Assistant Property Manager for Broadway Real Estate Services, Boston, MA Region, said, “We are extremely pleased of what was accomplished and look forward to the continued privilege of operating the building as a LEED Gold facility.”

About GLL Partners
GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH (GLL) is a Munich based real estate funds management group. GLL was formed in 2000 by three senior executives of HypoVereinsbank, Germany’s then largest real estate bank, in a joint venture with Lend Lease Corporation and Italian insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali. Generali has some €420 billion under management and is capitalised at over €25 billion. During 2006 Lend Lease divested and the Group is now majority owned by its management team and the balance remains with Generali.
GLL’s funds under management now exceed €4 billion with investments across Western Europe, Central Eastern Europe and the United States. Investors with the Group include pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign entities.
GLL’s demonstrable investment track record combined with the extensive network of Generali and GLL’s own distinguished Advisory Board, provides a unique deal sourcing capability which has enabled GLL to build a balanced portfolio of institutional grade assets.

For more information visit the company’s web site at

About Leonardo Academy
Leonardo Academy is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability by leveraging innovative tools and information to motivate the competitive market  Leonardo Academy works on a broad range of sustainability issues. Our programs and services include: organizational sustainability assessments and implementation; emissions footprints and reduction and offset strategies; sustainable event certification through our Cleaner and Greener® Program; LEED® assessments, implementation and certification application preparation; sustainable land management; sustainability training; and sustainability standards development.

Leonardo Academy has provided LEED for Existing Building certification consulting services for over 25 million square feet of property worldwide.  For more information about Leonardo Academy visit



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